This is the Halloween party we threw when the girls were only two, no trick-or-treating yet. Old McDonald was all the rage in our little cottage then. We dressed them up as a cow and a pig and their cousin, who is only four months younger, was a horse- our own little barnyard. The adults wore overalls and flannels to be farmers.
The invitations said,
"Oink, Neigh, Moo and Booooo!
It's a Hoedown Halloween
and we're inviting you!"
I made chilli in the slow cooker (perfect for when Halloween falls during the work week) and set up a simple buffet.
The "corny" cupcakes are from the cookbook Hello, Cupcake!
(Tons of cute ideas in there, check it out if you haven't already.)
I ordered inexpensive bandanas and cowboy hats by the dozen.
For decorations, I knotted two bandanas in a triangle shape to drape over the backs of the chairs and then hung a cowboy hat on each. Guests could then wear them if they liked and it was a cute party favor. Everyone had a rootin' tootin' good time.
As for this Halloween, we're going buggy. The costume committment I finally recieved was for a ladybug and a bumblebee. Stay tuned for more details as I plan this year's buzzin' bash,